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The U.S. State Department Says Syrian Refugees Should Be Welcomed

Date: November 20, 2015 | Categories: Global Injustice, News, News,

Source: Allowing 10,000 Syrian refugees into the United States is the American thing to do, the State Department said Tuesday after 24 governors issued orders to deny entry to their respective states of refugees of the Syrian civil war. The statement, made to reporters by Mark Toner, deputy spokesman for the State Department, comes at a politically contentious time …

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Church leaders urge U.S. not to close borders to Syrian refugees

Date: November 18, 2015 | Categories: Global Injustice, News, News,

Source: UCC.ORG With recent deadly terrorist attacks in Paris, Beirut and Baghdad prompting a debate in the United States over the country’s decision to accept additional Syrian refugees, national leaders of the United Church of Christ and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) are strongly urging lawmakers to resist a knee-jerk reaction to close the door and the border to …

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Refugee crisis: Where are the Gulf countries?

Date: September 7, 2015 | Categories: Global Injustice, Opinion, Opinion All,

Source: Al-Jazeera By Afzal Ashraf The image of a 3-year-old drowned boy, Aylan Kurdi, lying face down on a beach had a huge symbolic effect on Europe. It has affected it more than the greater tragedies of over 2,500 refugees of all ages who died or went missing trying to get to Europe, or the 71 people, including four children, who suffocated …